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UFC star Leon Edwards receives hero’s welcome in Birmingham return, parades title around Aston Villa pitch

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Returning to his native Birmingham for the first time since he successfully defended his undisputed welterweight crown at UFC 296 earlier this month, home town favorite, Leon Edwards paraded his championship belt around Villa Park – home to Aston Villa, receiving a massive hero’s welcome in his return to the United Kingdom.

Edwards, the current undisputed welterweight champion, headlined UFC 296 two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nevada, landing a one-sided unanimous decision win over former interim champion, Colby Covington in the pair’s grudge match clash in ‘Sin City’. 

And returning to the UK, Edward attended Aston Villa’s Premier League match against Burnley, parading his championship belt around Villa Park – as well as joining players from Unai Emery’s side following a 2-0 victory tonight. 

Leon Edwards parades around Villa Park with title

After a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in midweek, the hosts won a 3-2 match this weekend thanks to a Douglas Luiz penalty. Goals from Mousa Diby and Leon Bailey were also scored. 



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